The River Center is a program of the Loxahatchee River District and opened August 23, 2008. The beautiful aquariums trace the Loxahatchee River from its headwaters through the cypress-dominated freshwater floodplain, past the sand bar, and finally out to the coral reefs through the Jupiter Inlet. Explore the history of the watershed, its majestic environmental value, the modifications and challenges associated with ever-increasing human population and development, and programs and projects underway to help preserve and restore this valuable and unique system.
The Loxahatchee River Center features live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank. Visitors can take a trip “down river” from a freshwater cypress swamp to the mangrove and seagrass-dominated estuary to marine ecosystems along the Atlantic coast. The center provides an opportunity for school children, adults, visitors, and long-time residents an opportunity to learn about Florida’s first National Wild and Scenic River.
Fishing: Freshwater, Fishing: Saltwater, Guided Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, School Field Trips, Service Learning/Volunteer Opportunities, Summer/Holiday Camps, Wildlife Viewing
Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Indoor Classroom, Meeting/Retreat Center, Outdoor Classroom, Pavilions, Restrooms, Shoreline Access, Visitor Center
The River Center805 North U.S. Highway One
Jupiter, Florida 33477
The River Center Website